sparkpeople.com has some good (free) resources and an online tracking tool that you may find helpful. Good luck! 3 weeks ago
4 sent last week. 1 month ago
First academic year of the MFA program is nearing completion. It goes really fast. This is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I have written more in the past 8 months than I have in the past 8 years and my writing is improving week by week. I wish the program was three years instead of 2. I know I won’t be ready to leave next year. Still, excited that I finally applied to grad school after putting it off for over a decade. It’s never too late to follow your dreams. 1 month ago
I am signed up to attend my first AWP conference next week. I can’t wait!! 2 months ago
I am back in grad school after being out of school for cough mutter cough years and it is totally worth it. Things to look for: (the obvious) as much funding as possible without having to take out loans, (less obvious) the teaching load…how many courses will you be expected to teach and will you have to use some of your credits (ie pay for credit hours) to take classes on how to teach those classes, do you get benefits, and last but not least, see if you can get a copy of their current course offerings. Sometimes it sounds good but when you see the courses they have to offer, you might change your mind.
Good luck! 2 months ago
Shadowing other student teachers in my MFA program spring semester to see how they are choosing to teach their creative classes. After that I’ll be creating my own syllabus for classes I will be teaching next year! 5 months ago
How I did it: When I set this goal it was because I was ending a very long, very unhealthy relationship. I was feeling lonely and empty and lost and angry. I wrote this thinking about the fairy tale, the happily-ever-after we're often searching for but rarely (if ever) finding.
Over the past few months, as I've spent time talking to a homeless man on the street, as I've worked with a lonely older woman who is only just learning how to live again after years of being closed off from the world, as I've opened my heart and my eyes, I've realized that I am surrounded by love. It's strange, but realizing that makes me realize I don't need anything else. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I will be paying off all my current debt just in time to head off to grad school. I hope to live in such a way as not to occur too much more debt as I finish up my schooling. It has taken me a long time to get it paid off, and I don’t want to have to go through the process again! 12 months ago